THE PERTH SUBURB
OF
CHURCHLANDS



This Perth suburb became known as "Churchlands" after being purchased by the Catholic Church in 1891.


View of Perth from Herdsman Lake

PERTH SUBURB CHURCHLANDS GENERAL INFORMATION
POPULATION 2,388
POST CODE 6018
MEDIAN HOUSE PRICE Dec 2004 $612,500
KM PERTH 8
KM OCEAN TBA
LOCAL COUNCIL City of Stirling
TRAIN STATION Stirling or Glendalough Train Stations
BUS SERVICE Local Bus Service
SHOPS Innaloo City Centre, Woodland Village
LOCAL SCHOOLS Churchlands Primary School,
Newman College Junior School,
Churchlands Senior High,
Newman College,
Edith Cowan University
SOURCE REIWA DEC 2004



A BRIEF HISTORY
The granting of 200 acres of land in the area first to Henry Trigg in 1831 and later to the Hokin family in 1834. was the beginning of the European settlement in Churchlands

The land was eventually purchased by the Roman Catholic Bishop of Perth, the Right Reverend Matthew Gibney, in 1891.

Homes in Floreat Lakes

RESIDENTIAL DEVELOPMENT
Residential development in the Perth suburb of Churchlands began during the 1970's and accelerated in the 1980's, when extensive subdivision occurred adjacent to Herdsman Lake.

With the majority of construction concentrating around Herdsman Lake. Development is still underway within the north eastern sector of Churchlands, which is now referred to as "Floreat Lakes".

Residential dwellings in the suburb are characterised by large, modern, two storey designs with an average lot size of 850m2. The popularity of infill development has resulted in duplexes and units becoming a significant form of residential construction throughout the area.

COMMUNITY SERVICES
The Perth suburb of Churchlands contains a significant concentration of educational institutions including a campus of Edith Cowan University, Churchlands Senior High School, Newman College, Churchlands Primary School and Newman College Junior School. Local shopping needs are met by a small deli and growers' market on Flynn Street. Churchlands also has access to a number of passive and active recreation areas, focusing on the Herdsman Lake regional open space.

View over Herdsman Lake over Churchlands

SIGNIFICANT LANDMARKS
Edith Cowan University: Churchlands Teachers College was established in 1972 and the institution became a campus of Edith Cowan University in 1980. The University now offers a diverse range of courses including business, education, nursing, science and engineering. Herdsman Lake: This is an important regional recreational area and wildlife sanctuary offering a number of educational and passive recreational opportunities for both the local residents and the wider community.

Source City of Stirling




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